YouthQuest students spend summer on road

GENESEE COUNTY ­­— Carman- Ainsworth students will be among hundreds of YouthQuest participants who will soon strap on their backpacks and take their imagination and adventurous spirit on the road.

The summer session of the YouthQuest after school program, “Summer on the Road”, kicks off on June 30. Students from YouthQuest schools in Flint and Carman-Ainsworth districts and the International Academy of Flint will participate in the program at no charge.

Focusing on themes such as “Outdoor Adventures”, “In the Club”, “Collegiate Final Four” and STEM Express, middle and high-school students will have an active four weeks. For example, they will spend a good deal of time at Kettering focused on robotics, in the vehicle crash lab and on vehicle design, and have an opportunity to audit a class. They will also participate in a Career Tour at the well-known sports arena Palace of Auburn Hills to learn about sports in a broader fashion. Specifically, they will learn about the different types of careers associated with professional sports such as sports broadcasters, sports reporters and sports-focused public relations professionals, to name a few.

One of the four weeks will serve as Collegiate Week, where students will spend time at local institutions such as Baker College of Flint, Mott Community College, University of Michigan-Flint, and they will travel south on I-75 to Wayne State University for a tour of the campus and downtown/midtown Detroit.

YouthQuest is a free, after school and summer enrichment program that serves more than 2,000 students at school-based sites across Flint and Genesee County. It is a program of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about YouthQuest, contact Program Director Sharri Newman at or visit . — Rhonda Sanders

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